When Does the Healing Begin?

When Does the Healing Begin?

"When will it end?" "When will this pain stop? "When does the healing begin?" I hear these questions from parents all the time. A post from @nytherapist on IG that perfectly captures the healing process. It reads… What we think healing is: Pain-free, wound-free,...

The Unexpected Impact of Smothering

The Unexpected Impact of Smothering

Why is "mothering" in the word "smothering?" Why isn't it "sfathering?" Because, as mothers, we have a unique role in our children's lives. However, it's a delicate balance between smothering our children, being helicopter moms, and giving our children room to grow...

Finding Meaning in the Mess

Finding Meaning in the Mess

Parenting through the teen years often feels exhausting, doesn’t it? And in the exhaustion of dealing with the unknown and how it will all play out for our child, our happiness slips right out the door and just beyond our reach.  Why is it that we are conditioned to...

The Secret to Re-Establishing Trust

The Secret to Re-Establishing Trust

I know that, right now,  some of you are already thinking to yourself. I CAN'T trust my child. Their choices have me seriously questioning their thinking. Well, today, we aren't talking about trusting them. Today, we are talking about trusting ourselves. Remember when...

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